I am in the market for a new monitor. Currently have:
HannsG 19" monitor
7600GT 256MB video card
Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4 GHz CPU
I am also in the process of building a new computer(components on order) consisting of an E8400 CPU and 8800GTS G92 512MB video card.
I ran across an LG W2252TQTF 22" monitor on sale, and want to get it before it goes off sale. I have 2 weeks to return the monitor to the store for dead pixels, etc. That is part of the reason I am buying it at a local store as well. My question is:
Will there be any adverse effects to hooking this new 22" monitor up to my current 7600GT video card for a while until I get new system built? I know I probably will not be able to run it at the recommended resolution(1680x1050), but I want to test it out ASAP for dead pixels. Or should I just wait? I just do not want to damage the monitor or card. Any help/suggestions as to whether or not to do this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
I cant actually say from a long term use standpoint, but I currently have my 20" ViewSonic at 1680x1050 from a 7600GT I put into an old P4 system I rebuilt and havent seen any adverse affects, so Im certain that you can do a dead pixel check without worries.
Alright, just ordered a blast shield and alerted the local bomb squad of what I was planning to do.
So, the general consensus is that I will be fine for a week or two running it, just at a lower resolution, such as 1440x900 or the next one down? Thanks again for all the help.
Are you planning on gaming on the 7600GT and 22" LG? If not, you should be fine having it run at the native resolution. The only things that would really stress the 7600GT would be newer games. I've used a 7600GT with a Soyo 24" lcd playing GH3. It works great on low detail, 1400x900. My 7900GS OC handles 1920x1200.
Only games I use it for are Everquest and WoW. The rest of the time it is Windows functions, internet, and looking at photos. I will probably hook it up to test for bad pixels, and not use it for the gaming. I lag bad on raids in Everquest already, because of all the graphics involved. If I do use it for EQ, I will run at a low resolution and no eye candy.